Benefits of Articulation

Articulation means that coursework taken by students in high school or a Regional Occupational Program (ROP) is recognized by postsecondary institutions. This agreement is completed through a collaborative process between high school/ROP teachers and community college faculty aligning courses and programs. Course work is streamlined and academic standards are designed, reviewed, and implemented to eliminate the duplication of skills and student learning outcomes and to speed the completion of a certificate or degree from a postsecondary institution. Articulation is student-focused and is good for everyone.

Articulation provides for linking of high school courses to community college courses, allowing you to take articulated high school classes at your high school and earn college credit for those courses. This saves time and provides a jump start to the college experience. Best of all, since these are high school/ROP courses that you are taking at no cost, you save money on tuition and books.

Benefits for Students 

  • Save money on tuition, fees, and books as well as time
  • Accelerate progress to achieve your career goals
  • Reduce duplication of instruction and boredom on non-challenging classes
  • Create opportunities for higher level learning and advanced training
  • Improve career readiness focus and skills building
  • Improve or increase job placement opportunities and activities (i.e., co-op)
  • Earn college credit in high school
  • Become motivated and confident to continue post-secondary education

Benefits for Educators

  • Promote curriculum alignment, relevance, and integration
  • Facilitate communication among education institutions, including faculty and administrators at both levels
  • Reduce duplication of instruction 
  • Expand program content and specializations
  • Enhance public image and relations
  • Assist with recruitment at all levels
  • Create a more unified and organized educational system

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Ivan Lucatero

Ivan Lucatero
Cal Poly SLO, Aerospace Engineering

I excelled in math and science in school, so engineering was the right fit and I just had to figure out how to get it done. Throughout high school, I took courses at Allan Hancock College (AHC), and graduated as my high school valedictorian. I then attended AHC in search of a smooth transition to a university. I was able to take my lower division engineering courses and form a great relationship with my professors. While at AHC, I received multiple scholarships form the Allan Hancock Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation, and MESA-NSF Scholarship. I then attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, to pursue an aerospace engineering degree. After just one year at Cal Poly, I was accepted into one of the most prestigious internship programs that NASA offers, the Aeronautics Academy.
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